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Rare glass paperweights at Cirencester sale

04 August 2015

Paperweights from makers such as Caithness, Mdina, Selkirk, Wedgwood and Whitefriars go under the hammer at auctioneers Moore Allen & Innocent in Cirencester on August 7.

Core One dealers move from Chelsea to Cotswolds

19 June 2015

The 11 dealers who share the space at Core One Antiques, just off London’s Kings Road have confirmed that, after 14 years, they will be closing their Gasworks premises on June 24. They have been unable to renew their lease due to the redevelopment of the riverside area adjacent to Chelsea Harbour Design District.

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De Heem returns home via Van Haeften

12 June 2015

This still life by Dutch artist Cornelis de Heem (1631-95) has been returned to its historical home, The National Trust’s Dyrham Park in Gloucestershire. The painting was bought through London dealer Johnny Van Haeften for £574,000.

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Newly discovered Thomas Girtin watercolour of London knocked down at £125,000

02 June 2015

Found in the attic of a large Welsh house, this watercolour by Thomas Girtin (1775-1802) of St Paul’s Cathedral drew dramatic competition at Chorley’s sale in Gloucestershire.

Judge praises trade’s role in sting operation

13 May 2015

A judge has hailed the “professionalism and integrity” of members of the trade who helped snare a thief who stole antiques and art from her wealthy employer.

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Commodes take £110,000 in Gloucestershire

04 February 2015

Exceptional pieces of antique furniture play by quite different rules to the more standard items when it comes to price performance.

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Saleroom throws open its (large) doors to a revamp

02 September 2014

Auctioneer Philip Allwood is pictured here looking pleased as punch to be standing in front of a big barn door because it marks the completion of Moore Allen & Innocent’s new offices.

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Artist’s studio records top hits with scenes of 1930s funfair

15 August 2014

When dispersing the contents of an artist’s studio, there is always the question of whether to sell the works all in one go or drip them onto the market over a longer period of time.

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Roman life in clay at £9500

27 June 2014

The Roman artist Bartolomeo Pinelli (1781-1835) is best known as a prolific engraver, selling to tourists his prints portraying the everyday life and costumes of characters encountered in and around the Piazza della Rotonda.

Time moves on for Carter Wright

19 May 2014

After seven years together, Ben Wright and Jonathan Carter of Gloucestershire-based Carter Wright Fine & Interesting Clocks have decided to go their separate ways after an amicable split.

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RAF hangar becomes home of new antiques centre

11 April 2014

Many of the best decisions in life are taken over a glass or two of wine and so it was with Toby Lorford and Lesley Ferguson of Lorfords Antiques in Tetbury who have opened an antiques hub in a vast old RAF hangar nearby.

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Collection of studio ceramics and glass in Gloucestershire

11 February 2014

More than 1000 lots are on offer at Chorley’s two-day sale on February 20-21 at Prinknash Abbey Park, Gloucestershire.

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House prices are soaring...

19 December 2013

When Gloucestershire auctioneers Chorley’s were asked to sell this early Victorian dolls’ house, the consignment came with a caveat.

Landlord takes over running of Gloucester Antiques Centre as doors re-open

11 September 2013

The Gloucester Antiques Centre has reopened under new management two weeks after its sudden closure over a rent dispute.

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‘Olympics’ book from 1636 sells to Cotswolds organising committee

03 June 2013

The 2012 Olympics were the third to be held in London since the modern games were revived in the late 19th century, but in the Cotswolds market town of Chipping Camden they have an annual ‘Olimpicks’ tradition that dates back to the early 17th century.

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Gloucester fair revived at the docks

05 April 2013

When Evan Maindonald and Raine Thurston bought the struggling Gloucester Antiques Centre in 2007 they ran the occasional antiques fair on the North Quay. Now, the fairs are back – and with a difference.

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Qianlong Bowl takes £260,000 in Gloucestershire

26 March 2013

The best Chinese works of art continue to prosper in the salerooms.

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Russian egg in time for Easter

08 March 2013

This 19th century Russian egg forms part of a large collection to be included in Stroud Auction Rooms’ two-day sale on March 13-14 in Gloucestershire.

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Cuban photographer’s favourite picture

04 March 2013

This image of a young girl cradling a piece of wood for a doll by Cuban photographer Alerberto Korda is believed to have been his favourite claims his daughter, Norka Korda who has consigned a group of fifty-five photographs by her father to Dominic Winter’s sale on March 7 in South Cerney, near Cirencester.

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Charles Dickens novel in original parts

01 March 2013

A copy of Charles Dickens’s ‘Nicholas Nickleby’ in the original parts is being offered by Dominic Winter on March 6 in South Cerney, Cirencester.